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When it comes to organising your drawers, it’s easy to achieve a maximum outcome from minimum effort. Whether it’s your kitchen or bathroom drawers, this is a quick project that’ll have you wondering why you didn’t do it sooner…
Before fitting your drawers with the perfect organisation solution, use Howard’s Stop, Sort, Solve method to make getting organised easier:
Access where your greatest opportunity is and what you are trying to achieve (eg make drawers less cluttered, easier to use or safer)
Pull everything out, sort into groups, discard obvious rubbish and think about the priority “keep” items deserve then you are ready to:
This is where you put in place a solution that will keep you organised. As Howards is a Drawer Organising Specialist, you are in the right place!
In many modern kitchens deep drawers are designed in as they offer fantastic storage. However they can quickly end up in a mess if you don’t put some structure in in place.
In this video below Howard’s expert Cathy Player shows you how to chaos to eliminate clutter in deep drawers resulting in an ordered space.
Modular Solutions for Deep Drawers
Hands up if your deep drawer has become a depository for all sorts of odds and ends. You’re not alone. The deeper the drawer, the more it’s prone to disorganisation. Layer it up!
Stackable, modular storage such as our range of Like-It Brick Organiser products provide a layered solution that will maximise your drawer space.
Simple, modern, stackable and easy to use. These clever helpers provide welcome relief to drawers throughout your kitchen, bathroom, office, kids rooms, playroom or living room!
Made from hard wearing powder coated metal, this handy silver finish Mesh Basket will group like items resulting in a tidy solution that stays that way.
Solutions for Shallow Drawers
Searching for a high quality solution for your shallow drawers? Howards have many different ways to help you achieve the perfect result for your needs. Broadly speaking, there are 4 different types of organisers to choose from:
1. Modular Organisers that you can mix and match (most popular choice)
2. Standard trays, that are premoulded can sometimes be cut to fit
3. Expandable trays that quickly make the most of the width of your drawer and are easy to install
4. Specialty trays designed for items like spices and utensils.
With so many to choose from, sometimes its best to simply ask for a little help in store. In fact, we encourage you to bring your drawer into store or some measurements to guarantee to you’ll get the perfect solution straight away.
The Bamboo Drawer Dividers 2 Pack is available in Shallow and deep sizes. They are constructed from sturdy bamboo, have spring-loaded drawer inserts that are ideal for use in kitchen cutlery drawers or in the bedroom to divide your clothes.
Complete with non-slip black felt ends to keep the dividers secure within the drawer, these bamboo drawer dividers are easy to install and can be moved and reused over and over again.
Perfect Picks for the Bathroom Drawer
When you are in a rush in the morning, organised Bathroom drawers can really save you precious time. From make-up to grooming accessories, its worth putting in a good system to get your day off to a good start.
Available in three sizes, this stackable solution will store neatly on a shelf or in a drawer.
For use right throughout your home or office, this system of baskets is ideal for organising and keeping items within easy reach.
Spice Drawer Solutions
Do you have a smorgasbord of spices stuffed in a drawer? Forget rummaging for the mixed herbs, keep your spices organised and save time in the kitchen. Toss anything that’s old or that you never use bearing in mind that whole spices are good for only three years, ground spices for two. Then, pick a drawer in a cool spot, away from the oven, to store your frequently used spices.
If you want to maximise your shelf storage space by turning shelves into drawers, Howards have a number of solutions that can help.
Ideal for those hard to reach places, our range of do-it-yourself cabinet organisers come in a variety of stackable, single/double, plastic or powder coated metal options. When choosing the right solution for your needs, we suggest you use plastic drawers in damp areas like bathrooms and under the kitchen sink and sturdier metal options for heavier items. Our range of organisers are created to group items and can be used right throughout your home and office. As you would expect, organisers that can be fixed to your shelf include mounting hardware.
If you need help choosing, bring your measurements into store and ask a team member for solution advice.
Easy to use, commercial grade ball bearing tracks glide effortlessly.
They are available in several sizes and include a 5 Year guarantee.
The Junk Drawer
Often found in the 2nd or 3rd drawer down in the kitchen, the junk drawer can quickly become the Bermuda Triangle of drawers! It’s good to remember that there is no good reason to store something unless you can find it again. So put a system in place ideal for “little things” and you’ll transform your junk drawer into a functioning “bits and pieces” drawer that’s actually useful.
madesmart’s Junk Drawer Organiser is made from quality plastic and features two large sections with clever compartments that will keep your junk drawer spick and span.
The bottom layer is divided into various sections ideal to separate larger items.
The top section creates storage space for pens, paperclips, or small items.
The Linus Junk Drawer Organiser is made from quality clear acrylic, has four separate compartments, has rubber feet to prevent movement/slipping in your drawer; and it’s easy to clean. The beauty of this organiser is we have a wide range of other modular Linus Organisers in multiple shapes and sizes to make mixing and matching easier.
Whilst many use their bedroom drawers for folded clothes, there is often the need to store other specialty items like underwear, ties, and even jewellery. Here are some of our favourite solutions:
Travelling in a caravan brings with it special challenges. Appropriate organisers can stop items breaking by reducing movement when you are on the go. They can also reduce your overall weight by avoiding double ups (because you can see everything!)
So its worth spending a little time getting this aspect of your epic journey right. To see our whole special feature on caravan storage, click here. Here are a few clever items for your caravan drawers:
Available in 3 different sizes, Cadi Stackable Organiser Baskets store neatly on a shelf or in a drawer. For use anywhere from the kitchen to the garage, this system of stackable baskets is ideal to organise items and get them within easy reach. We used them in this caravan drawer as a second tier of storage as the drawer was deep.
Also available in 3 different sizes, FiFi Drawer Separators can be fitted into most drawers. Simply slot together and customise to your drawer dimensions and storage needs. Made from flexible lightweight plastic.
For more suggestions, hints, tips and drawer storage ideas, visit your local Howards store and speak with one of our in-store organisation experts. Feel free to bring your drawer along with you and we’ll help you to customise a solution specially for your needs.
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